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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Yahoo! News - Newspaper Says Moore Film Used Fake Front

Yahoo! News - Newspaper Says Moore Film Used Fake Front


The (Bloomington) Pantagraph newspaper in central Illinois has sent a letter to Moore and his production company, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., asking Moore to apologize for using what the newspaper says was a doctored front page in the film, the paper reported Friday. It also is seeking compensatory damages of $1.


A scene early in the movie that shows newspaper headlines related to the legally contested presidential election of 2000 included a shot of The Pantagraph's Dec. 19, 2001, front page, with the prominent headline: "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election."


The paper says that headline never appeared on that day. It appeared in a Dec. 5, 2001, edition, but the headline was not used on the front page. Instead, it was found in much smaller type above a letter to the editor, which the paper says reflects "only the opinions of the letter writer."


"If (Moore) wants to 'edit' The Pantagraph, he should apply for a copy-editing job," the paper said.


Lions Gate Entertainment did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment Friday.
regardless of whether this clears up, i'd like to say for the 100th time, michael moore is an idiot. i don't like him, and i don't get the feeling that i soon will.